Fortnite, known for its constant collaboration with popular culture icons and shows, makes little to no mistakes when it comes to satisfying its growing community. However, in a recent update, the popular battle royale has put itself in a tough situation. This update, described as “ISLAND AGE RATINGS” by Fortnite, makes certain islands (game modes) and skins restricted for certain audiences.
In an official X post, Fortnite confirmed that around 7% of the skins have been affected by the age restriction. They can only be equipped in islands rated Teen. Although Fortnite claims these cosmetics are limited to certain maps and game modes for now, it aims to make changes to them, such that the skins are auto-adjusted in appearance based on the island in the future. This can lead to the cosmetics being changed depending on the age of the player.
Fortnite Age-Restrictions Explained
In this update, Fortnite has included an ESRB rating tag to every island. This restricts the criteria for players to not participate in certain games. This also reflects on the skins as the skins also show an error notification of unavailable in certain islands as there will be a younger audience. In case you are eligible, you will be allowed to directly click the play button.
However, if you are under the age criteria, you will have to wait till you are old enough to access that island. Another noticeable change is that parents can unlock the restricted islands for their kids if they want to through parental settings.
List of All Age-Restricted Fortnite Skins
As of now, Fortnite has allegedly made over 360+ cosmetic items unavailable as part of their age restrictions policies. These include character skins, guns, backpacks, and more. We have compiled a long list of notable skins that are not eligible for all maps.
Many of these include popular collaboration skins from Resident Evil or Marvel Universe. Here is a list of popular skins you can’t use in Fortnite as part of the recent policy change:
- Leon S Kennedy
- Claire Redfield
- Lara Croft
- Rebirth Harley Quinn
- Doctor Doom
- Black Widow
- The Visitor
- Agent Peely
- Cloud Striker
- Nolan Chance
- Sgt Winter
Do you agree with Fortnite restricting you from using your favorite cosmetics? Are you asking for a refund? Let us know your thoughts on this update in the comments below. Well, one skin that is not restricted is the new Redcap skin, which you can unlock for free through the Fortnite Refer a Friend 3.0 event. Make sure to invite your friends to the game and grab this cosmetic for free.